Mimosa dye – mimosa hostilis inner root bark from Brazil. A consistent fine powder for the most efficient extractions. Every order comes with a 15% discount on your next order, meaning larger projects can be completed over time.
Mimosa is Packed with Tannins
Mimosa hostilis recreates authentic 17th and 18th century costume dresses and military uniforms. We supply mimosa for tanning and leather work. It’s absolutely packed with skin-preserving tannins. It you want to tan your own hides, this is a rich natural resource.
What is less well known is mimosa’s traditional medical uses. Powdered mimosa is mixed with water and used as a painkilling treatment for bad teeth, amongst other things. We sell mimosa as a dyestuff and it has been processed without anything being added, or indeed taken away. Having said this, all uses (including dentistry) are at your own risk.
Mimosa is an extraordinary pioneer plant and can help reclaim land after a fire.
Alternative names for mimosa hostilis:
What we call mimosa hostilis, you may hear called a variety of names:
- Mimosa tenuiflora
- Acacia hostilis
- Acacia Jurema
- Mimosa cabrera
- Mimosa limana
All different names for the same tree (more on Wikipedia).
Our supplier travels the world to find the best plants raised in the best way. He also selects the highest quality part of each plant, in this case root bark taken from the right depth. Our customers return again and again for bespoke professional projects and colourful exploration at home. We dispatch from within the UK.
Our colours, Your vision
PH and other factors will massively affect final colour. Research the method you want use. Obviously fabric type will be influential, but also temperature and pretreatments. All of our dyes can produce a range of colours. How you treat your fabric will have a fundamental effect on the results you produce, read more about natural mordants…